Comment 111945

By Missy2013 (registered) - website | Posted June 03, 2015 at 07:46:57

Afterthought.

Mark Zuckerberg, founder of Facebook (with 1 billion+ users), has developed a platform to bring the internet (with limited functionality & 'data') to the 2/3rds of humanity who dont have it, via https://internet.org/ .

Budding altruistic software developers are invited to 'get involved', here: https://internet.org/platform

Somewhat ironically, Zuckerberg recently established an old fashioned book club where readers are invited to read one book, suggested by him, every two weeks.

Here's the list to date: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/ma...

or, join the group on Facebook, here: https://facebook.com/ayearofbooks

Again, somewhat ironically, the 2/3s without internet access clearly dont have any access to the books listed! But, even with limited access, (and with limited reading skills), there are now audio versions of most titles he is suggesting. (...kind of a mini throw-back to 'oral culture' here ...) They'll just need someone else with the skills to 'plug them in'. Someone else has to teach them how to use the 'screen'.

Developing the basic skills to navigate the signs & signals of the 'screen', mostly by cellphone, is Step 1 towards full-on 'integration' into experiencing life through screens, as we, "the privileged", do.

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